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The Codes Guidebook for Interiors Hardcover – Mar 22 2011
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Uses a clear, accessible approach to unravel codes, enabling interior design professionals to understand the code information they need to know and incorporate into their plans. This book does not rely on the data in the codes but interprets the codes themselves and explains when they apply. Includes numerous sample tables, charts and illustrations to facilitate understanding. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The acclaimed guide to essential codes and standardsnow fully updated and expanded!
The only guide devoted exclusively to codes applicable to interiors, this award-winning resource provides jargon-free explanations of all the major codes, standards, and federal regulations pertaining to the construction, alteration, and maintenance of commercial and residential interiors of all sizes. The easy-to-navigate format allows you to quickly find specific code topics and their relevance at each stage in the design process. In this new edition, you'll find important code information on everything from occupancy classifications and fire protection systems to plumbing and electircal requirements and finish/furniture selection. Dozens of examples and an enhanced set of illustrations, including sample floor plans, show clearly how codes apply to actual interior projects.
Revised, updated, and expanded to account for the many recent code changes, the Fifth Edition of this hailed resource provides:
Updated material that covers the 2009 ICC codes, including the International Building Code and new material on the ICC International Green Construction Code, as well as NFPA's 2009 Life Safety Code
Current information on the newest changes to the ADA Standards, 2010 ADA Standards, and the ICC/ASI accessibility requirements in relation to the codes and standards with an updated accessibility appendix
New code requirements, standards, terminology, and new federal regulations; expands coverage of sustainability as it relates to codes and standards throughout the text and in a new appendix
A detailed look at a variety of building and project typesboth large and smallas well as information on single-family homes, and historical and existing buildings
A thorough review for interior designers and architects taking the NCIDQ and ARE exams
The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, Fifth Edition is an essential reference for architects, interior designers, and engineers, as well as facilities managers, construction managers, and developers.See all Product Description
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It could be better in two ways:
1)Include ADAAG/ANSI 117.1. ANSI 117 is a building code and most jurisdictions follow it, so omitting it from the book is a major oversight.
2)While The Codes Guidebook for Interiors does a good job of bringing together disparate code requirements into a single paragraph summary, it still needs to tell a designer WHERE in the codebook to find the actual language. If I design a door the way the Codes Guidebook says, I cannot tell the inspector,"Well that's the way the Codes Guidebook says to do it"--I have to show him the actual code sections that support my design. Since the Codes Guidebook doesn't tell me which sections to go to, I end up doing just as much work, if not more, because I have to pour over the model code to find how the book arrived at the summarized solution. Specific sources need to be cited frequently.
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